The information was confirmed by the head of the European division of Nissan The new electric car Nissan Leaf will become a compact SUV. The rumors about it were hovering in the network for a long time, but now the information was officially confirmed by the head of the European division of Nissan Guillaume Cartier.
Back in July, plans were announced to build a new crossover in Sunderland as part of a huge £1 billion investment in the plant. The Nissan Leaf electric crossover will go into production in 2025 at a plant in the UK. At the initial stage, the plan is to produce 100,000 vehicles per year.
The new Nissan Leaf in a crossover body will be based on the CMF-EV platform of the Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance. By 2025, Nissan's main lineup will include five models, all of which will be electrified crossovers: the Juke, Qashqai, Ariya, X-Trail and Leaf. The focus on electrification means that Nissan will not invest in internal combustion engine technology to meet the EU7 emissions requirements due to be introduced in Europe in the middle of the decade. Technical details about the future of the Nissan Leaf are not yet available.